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Extant- Care And Feeling + A Pack of Cards (1×09 & 1×10)

As I get deeper into the the season, I start getting less interested in the alien baby and Molly’s blind devotion as a mother. CBS airs two-episodes each week and I feel like I know nothing more than I did last week. 

This baby is growing stronger every day and it uses people to feed. The people it feeds on aren’t the same afterwards, their killers. After the breach at the ISEA, Alan is persuaded by his little daughter Katie (whose really just a hallucination) into taking the fetus with him and running away. So he does. Obviously, seeing someone who you once loved again is more powerful than being rational. I don’t think Sparks fully understands the danger this baby poses, if you can even call it a baby. He takes Katie and the fetus to this  cabin in the woods where they used to take family vacations. He also calls in his wife  to come see what he’s found. At first, I thought there was no way she would be okay with seeing this fetus feed on humans and see her husband kill other people just to keep a hallucination, but I was wrong. She’s totally on Team Sparks.

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What’s the babies ultimate goal? Why does he need Molly? No one really knows. Half of the first episode Molly spends time trying to escape the ISEA elevator after Harmin sees her as a threat. She has some maternal instinct to this creature, thinking it’s her baby. It’s not. It’s some kind of demonic creature trying to take over the world. She’s having trouble seeing it because I think the fetus wants her to believe that it is the same baby she lost way back when, when Marcus died in the car crash. Those are at least the visions she keeps having. She’s finally found by one of Yasimoto’s men and he sets her up with a doctor whose very interested in the supernatural and alien life. Molly goes into this mission blindly, and halfway through, the alien fetus has a flock of birds attack the doctor. Molly’s sure this is a sign that the baby is trying to protect her from the bad guy, but I just don’t think that right. The baby is trying to fool her into thinking that, but all he’s really doing is making her turn on the people who are trying to help her. After all, that baby needs something from her to gain power and continue living. 

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John turns to Yasimoto for help, oblivious to the fact that Yasimoto is actually behind all of this. He’s taken aback when Yasimoto sends his wife to meet her baby. When he gets a distress call from Molly, she tells him she doesn’t trust Yasimoto and that he should take Ethan home. As they try to leave the apartment to go down to John’s lab, the security intel say it’s not allowed per Yasimoto’s order. But is that the truth? I think there’s something going on in his own house, that he’s not aware of. And it involved Oden and the other lady. Oden has been very interested in Ethan since day one, which is why he got so close to Julie. No one sees through him but he’s way to interested in everything she’s doing and he’s trying way to hard to convince Ethan that their buds and he shouldn’t listen to his dad. Ethan begins trusting Oden and after he turns off his heat sensors to go sneak in downstairs and find Julie, he’s led into an elevator by Oden. Something tells me, John won’t be seeing his son anytime soon. And we thought robots were so much smarter…

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Molly finally makes her way to the cabin where Sparks is hiding out with the fetus. He asks if she wants to see the baby and she is taken into some hallucinative stage, where the reality is altered. Marcus is in critical condition after the crash, but will live. The premature baby boy is also fine. Molly is so entranced with this, when suddenly the baby’s oxygen levels are going down and for some reason, space station robot Ben is on hand to convince Molly to enter some code in the system. This saves her baby in the hallucination, but in reality unlocks something the fetus needs to thrive and take over? Kryger and Gordon finally make their way to the cabin and see Molly being led out in a daze. Obviously, they need to stop this. Hearing Kryger’s voice, Molly realizes her hallucination isn’t real and wakes up, only to see him get shot and die. Meanwhile, Sparks packs up the fetus and his family, and drives off. Although I’m not sure if that’s the best move considering Katie said the fetus wanted it’s mother to go with them. 

What does this fetus even look like? What does it want? Why does it need Molly? Why is Alan so stupid? What is Yasimoto’s end game now that Spark’s has betrayed him? What will Oden do to Ethan? So many questions and after two hours, their still unanswered! It’s all kind of exhausting really. 

 

Extant- Care And Feeling + A Pack of Cards (1×09 & 1×10) Reviewed by on . As I get deeper into the the season, I start getting less interested in the alien baby and Molly's blind devotion as a mother. CBS airs two-episodes each week a As I get deeper into the the season, I start getting less interested in the alien baby and Molly's blind devotion as a mother. CBS airs two-episodes each week a Rating: 0
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